During his recent appearance on the Battleground podcast, former WWE and current All Elite Wrestling referee Mike Chioda looked forward to Ric Flair’s Last Match. Check out the hiighlights below.
On playing a role in Ric Flair's final bout:
“My career, doing Ric Flair’s Last Match, is going to be the last chapter of my career in my book, when I write my book, 35 years with WWE, 37 years in the business. He’s definitely going to be the last chapter in my book. It’s going to be awesome to see him perform again. He’s been getting in shape and working out. God bless him. I’m gonna be happy for him,”
On being selected as the referee of the match:
“Conrad Thompson texted me. I know he’s family. He reached out to me. I do a podcast, Monday Mailbag with Mike Chioda for Conrad for about two years now. I do a lot of stuff for Conrad. He asked me to do this match and it was an honor to be asked and a great feeling. ‘Wow, Ric wants to do it one more time.’ I follow him on social media and saw him about eight months ago at another event. He’s got more spunk at 73. I’m 55 and I’m thinking, ‘Am I going to have that energy in 18 more years?’ On the boat, drinking a beer or two, fishing, hanging out.”